Am I A Candidate For Sedation Dentistry?
Are you feeling anxious about your upcoming dental appointment? Have you been postponing scheduling your next appointment due to fear of what may happen when you sit down in one of our dental chairs? If so, you are not alone, and we have a solution for you. There are many patients that fear coming to the dentist, and at Vivid Dental we offer sedation dentistry to help combat these fears so that you are able to keep your oral health on track. If you’re wondering if you’re a good candidate for minimal sedation, keep reading to find out!
Here are some of the most common reasons our patients tend to consider the use of sedation dentistry:
- to ease sensitive teeth
- to control an enhanced gag reflex
- if they experience general anxiety prior to, and during, dental visits
Minimal sedation provides our patients with a feeling of comfort throughout their entire experience with us. It is a safe & effective way to calm their nerves during any kind of dental appointment, whether the procedure is large or small.
If you are an elderly patient, or a patient with a pre-existing health condition such as cardiac disease, hypertension, diabetes or a respiratory disease, consult your dentist for a personalized treatment plan before getting your mind set on minimal sedation. Together we can determine if you are a good candidate for sedation dentistry. Because of your health condition or age, you may have a higher risk for side effects like headaches, shivering, excessive sweating, nausea and fatigue, and minimal sedation may not be right for you. In some cases we are able to offer smaller dosages of sedation to our elderly patients to minimize these risks and negative side effects.
Our sedation dentistry experts are here to talk through your options, and to guide you through whether or not you are a candidate. If you have any questions about sedation dentistry, or whether it would be a good fit for you, give us a call at 336-774-1771.